Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Niagara Funders’ Roundtable 9:00 am
Niagara Funders’ Roundtable @ Fallsview Casino
Jan 8 @ 9:00 am – 5:15 pm
The Niagara Funders’ Alliance is a partnership of private, public and corporate sector funders who work collaboratively for the well-being of the community by sharing knowledge and information related to community resources, needs, priorities and trends. These sector-specific Funders’ Roundtable Sessions will be hosted by multiple funders and will provide you information regarding their funding priorities, how to apply, etc. There is no cost, please register for each session you wish to attend. Social Services Sector – 9:00 – 11:00am BCM Insurance Company Meridian Niagara Casinos Niagara Community Foundation Niagara Prosperity Initiative Ontario Trillium Foundation United Way Wise Guys Charity Fund Volunteer Recruit and Retain Workshop – 11:15am – 12:15pm Hosted by Terri Bruce, Director of Programs, INCommunities Arts and Culture Sector – 1:00 – 3:00pm BCM Insurance Company City of Niagara Falls City of St. Catharines – Cultural Investment Program City of St. Catharines – Parks Legacy Fund Meridian Ministry of Heritage, Sport and Culture Industries Niagara Casinos Niagara Community Foundation Ontario Trillium Foundation ProKids Wise Guys Charity Fund Environment Sector / Sports and Recreation Sector – 3:15 – 5:15pm BCM Insurance Company Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities Ministry of Heritage, Sport and Culture Industries Niagara Casinos Niagara Community Foundation Ontario Trillium Foundation ProKids Wise Guys Charity Fund This event is hosted by the Niagara Funders’ Alliance.
9
Culturally Safe Research Models in Indigenous Communities 1:00 pm
Culturally Safe Research Models in Indigenous Communities @ Online
Jan 9 @ 1:00 pm
An examination of ethical, culturally safe practices when engaging in research with Indigenous communities. Best practices, including community-based research, OCAP principles, knowledge translation, and positioning communities as co-researchers will be discussed, including the development of a training module to assist AgingTech researchers in ethically engaging Indigenous communities to promote equitable access to technology. In this webinar, participants will: Discover the need for culturally appropriate technology for Indigenous older adults Understand the importance of ethical and culturally safe practices when engaging in research with Indigenous communities Learn about the development of a training module to assist AGE-WELL researchers to engage and collaborate with Indigenous communities to promote equitable access to technology Presenter: Dr. Carrie Bourassa, Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health and AGE-WELL Network Investigator This webinar is hosted by AGE-WELL.
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
Leading an Empowered Culture to Increase Mission Impact with Colleen Fleming 8:30 am
Leading an Empowered Culture to Increase Mission Impact with Colleen Fleming @ ECCDC
Jan 16 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
This session will focus on learning objectives related to both culture and improving staff accountability. Some of these objectives include but are not limited to: the importance of culture and how it supports your mission and strategic plan, how culture is formed and how it evolves over time, accountability at the staff and board level and organizational structures. This workshop is hosted by the Early Childhood Community Development Centre.
17
18
19
20
21
Owning Your Role as a Role Model 6:30 pm
Owning Your Role as a Role Model @ ECCDC
Jan 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Early Childhood Education is a demanding field that can be easy for those working in it to lose themselves. Maintaining clarity and a sense of purpose are absolutely integral to an early childhood professional’s health and well-being, as well as the health and well being of those they surround themselves with. Your responsibilities may be big, but your capacity to meet them is so much bigger. Through reflective and playful practices, you’ll discover the traits that give you the energy you need to be the person you always wanted to be. You’ll draw from the strength of the people that you’ve looked up to. And you’ll learn to see yourself through the eyes of those who look up to you. In that light, you can achieve a grounded sense of self, rooted and confident as you own your role as a role model. Workshop participants will participate in reflective practices that can contribute to a confident sense of self and will use hindsight as a foundation for future goal setting. This workshop is hosted by the Early Childhood Community Development Centre.
22
23
Women in STEM Experiences: Car Care Clinic 6:00 pm
Women in STEM Experiences: Car Care Clinic @ Niagara College's Green Automotive Tech Lab
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
In January, we will be opening the doors of Niagara College’s Motive Power shop to learn what goes on in your vehicle – how do they work, and what you should know! This session will allow you to understand common automotive terminologies and look at under the car of exhaust system, brake system, and oil/coolant system. Stephanie Thompson will be your guide to talk about how engines work. With female mechanics and apprentices, we’ll look at brakes, oil changes and work with tools to do your own tire change. To round out this team, Laurie Kroeker, CEO of Sunshine Automotive Solutions – an expert in the Customer Service. We’ll talk about how to ensure you have a reputable mechanic, and what to expect/ask for to not get taken advantage of in the shop. You’ll come out of this workshop knowing how to change a flat tire, an increased sense of car maintenance, and increasing your STEM knowledge around our cars.
24
25
26
27
28
Cyber Security: Best Practices and Being Prepared 12:00 pm
Cyber Security: Best Practices and Being Prepared @ Johnny Rocco's
Jan 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Every day, new security concerns arise in the digital world. If you think you’re too small to be noticed, you’re wrong. Protecting your computers is more than just installing an anti-virus and trusting it to work. Hackers and scammers go after all kinds of businesses and organizations — big and small — with constantly changing methods. It is essential to stay on top of emerging techniques in the digital security world. Attendees will learn: Best practices for password policies How to recognize phishing attempts and deceptive links Potential risks of accessing storage devices such as foreign USB drives and unproven network locations Modern virus protection and emerging viral trends and technology Presented by: Non-Profit Niagara Council with special presenter Bryan Lachapelle, President, B4 Networks Sponsored by: YMCA Niagara This event is hosted by the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce.
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and design, and Mathematics) Rich Environments 6:00 pm
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and design, and Mathematics) Rich Environments @ ECCDC
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The first session in this series will consider what STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and design, and Mathematics) is and what this can look like in an early learning and child care setting. Educators will have opportunities to reflect on how they can integrate STEAM into a variety of program areas that support and encourage inquiry based learning. Educators will have opportunities to Mess About with materials that they can utilize to provide STEAM rich early learning environments and the links to Tinkering. This workshop is hosted by the Early Childhood Community Development Centre.
29
30
31

Explore Our Network

Get Connected

Sign up to receive communications from Niagara Connects! We will keep you connected with what’s going on in our community, without spamming your inbox. Get started now!
NiagaraConnects-logo
Niagara Knowledge Exchange is powered by a Niagara-wide network of people for collaboration, planning, learning, innovation and community action toward a stronger future for Niagara. We work hard to help foster a culture of Niagara-focused research and evidence-informed planning to support your community development innovations. To learn more about Niagara Connects, please visit our central website: www.niagaraconnects.ca or contact us: Email: info@niagaraconnects.ca, Phone: 905-688-6236
Copyright © 2018 Niagara Connects. All rights reserved.